September 2018                                                                                                          Issue: 24
Matching Contribution Update
Than you so much for the wonderful support for our matching contribution.

We have received donations of $4,250 towards our $10,000 Donation Match that ends September 30th.

If we can get to $10,000 by the end of September, that will mean a total of $20,000 to FIRE in support of our award winning medical work in Mongolia, and upcoming medical work in Nepal.

Thank you for your support!

You can donate towards this goal directly on our website. Or, mail us a check the old fashioned way. Either works!

Hepatitis Free Mongolia screening activities in 2017

World Hepatitis Day 2018 in Mongolia
Every July 28, since 2011, when World Hepatitis Day began, FIRE has worked with the Mongolian Ministry of Health and World Organization office in Mongolia to spread hepatitis awareness in Mongolia. 

This year, the World Hepatitis Alliance selected Mongolia as the "showcase" country for World Hepatitis Day activities. The high profile day was commemorated with a theme of "Test, Treat, Hepatitis." Celebrations took place in the main Square of Ulaanbaatar with a large hepatitis screening event, international speakers, information booths, dancing and so much more.

FIRE also helped organize a Roundtable discussion with dozens of global leaders in the fight to eliminate hepatitis to share and exchange ideas and lessons learned.

To view photos form the day, please visit our photo album.

World Hepatitis Day 2018 in Mongolia

Rotary Partnership
Strategic partnerships are a key aspect of keeping FIRE's  overhead low and maximizing efficiency and impact. One of our largest partners is Rotary International
FIRE has been honored to work closely with Rotary Clubs and RotarAct Clubs since 2004. Rotary volunteers helped with every aspect of our winter clothing distribution trips through 2009 including translation, transportation, filming, building computers, and so much more.
In 2015, with the Ulaanbaatar Rotary Club, we started "Healthy Smiles," an oral health project for kindergartners.
In the fall of 2017, FIRE worked with the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar, Flagstaff Rotary Club and 35 different Rotary Clubs and Districts from around the world to implement "Hepatitis Free Mongolia," a Rotary funded Global Grant totalling $112,000. This project will be repeated in in Spring 2019 under a 2nd Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation.
Rotary International has been leading the global fight to eliminate Polio for decades. Their support, as FIRE fights to eliminate hepatitis in Mongolia, has been invaluable.
To learn more about FIRE's partnership with Rotary International please visit our Rotary webpage. Or if you are a Rotarian and would like to be involved, please contact us!
Members of the Ulaanbaatar Rotary Club during Hepatitis Free Mongolia,  2017
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • October 13
    Urban Flea Market 
  • November 18 - 19
    NAU Craft Fair
  • March 29 - April 14, 2019
    Volunteer Trip, NEPAL
  • June 7 - 23, 2019
    Volunteer Trip, NEPAL
Donate Today!
94% of your donations go directly to program expenses.

You can  donate directly on-line at our website! Checks may also be mailed to:

FIRE
PO Box 22187
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
Thank you very much for your continued support!
Volunteer Trips in 2019
Join us in Nepal in 2019!
March 29-April 14 or 
June 7-23

These trips do have a medical focus, but everyone is welcome. 

For more information, please contact us at info@fireprojects.org or 928-779-2288, or visit our Nepal Volunteer page.

Entering Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Valley
Kazakh Handi-Crafts
We are selling FAIR TRADE bags and gifts from Mongolia, made by six different Mongolian artists from Bayan-Ölgii, the Kazakh area of western Mongolia.  All proceeds support the artists and FIRE's work in Mongolia.
 
Visit our photo album to see more of these beautiful items.
 

You can also purchase these at our booth at the Flagstaff Urban Flea Market the second Saturday of the month, through October! 
Mongolian Gers (Yurts)
Rent got you down? Dreaming of life in a yurt? Now you can get your very own traditional Mongolian ger (yurt) and help FIRE's community development projects in Mongolia.

Contact us for details!



Own a unique and beautiful piece of nomadic heritage with a Mongolian ger !
  
PO Box 22187, Flagstaff, AZ 86002